Welcome to Cruise Radio’s news bulletin for the week of the 7th. March 2021, where we will bring you the latest cruise news, our weekly podcast and the latest YouTube videos.
1. The MSC Cruises ship Lyrica caught fire off the coast of Corfu, Greece, on Friday. Onlookers saw smoke and flames coming from the starboard side, near the lifeboats, about halfway up the ship. Although the cause is still under investigation, it is believed that the fire started in one of the fiberglass lifeboats located on the starboard side of the ship on deck 6. None of the 51 crew members who were on board at the time of the incident were injured.
2. Crystal Cruises plans a July 3 launch to bring its first ship to America in more than a year. Starting this summer, the Crystal Serenity will leave Nassau on Saturday and Bimini on Sunday for seven-day Bahamas itineraries with up to 900 guests on board.
3. UK Maritime Secretary Robert Courts is working on resuming domestic routes from the 17th. May. Now that the British government has laid out an initial roadmap to reopen the travel industry, one can only wonder when the same will happen for cruises in the United States.
4. Royal Caribbean International has offered most of its cruises through December 31. May cancelled. The only exceptions to the total number of cancelled flights are Quantum of the Seas flights from Singapore, China flights from 25. April 2021 and flights from Israel aboard the Odyssey of the Seas. This change is in line with the schedules of most other major cruise lines.
5. Carnival Cruise Line has won USA Today’s 10Best award four times, including another victory when the line was named best ocean cruise line for the fourth time. A panel of cruise industry experts selects the nominees, while USA Today readers vote to determine the winners in each category. Mardi Gras was named best new ship, while Carnival Horizon won first place for both best family ship and best restaurant cruise ship.
Special feature: 49 things guests of Carnival Cruise Line have missed
To celebrate Carnival Cruise Line, we present the 49 things cruise ships have missed the most since we left the high seas due to the industry’s shutdown.
This week’s podcast: Time expired during stop
In this week’s episode, we look back at the anniversary of the cruise industry shutdown. Sherry Laskin sits down to talk cruise news, and listener Tommy Casabona shares what he’s been up to and what he’ll do first when he goes back to sea.
Video function: Visit from the Carnival Horizon
The Carnival Horizon, which won two USA Today 10Best Awards this year, is the second ship in the Vista class and weighs just over 133,000 gross tons. Watch the full tour of the ship below to see what makes this ship so appealing to cruisers of all ages.
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